NME Awards 2014: The Story Of The Night In Photos

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NME Awards 2014: The Story Of The Night In Photos

This year's NME Awards get off to a flying start as presenter Huw Stephens opens the show. From award winners to presenters, see all the action.

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Godlike Genius winner Debbie Harry struts into the Brixton Academy. FYI Robin Thicke - this is how you wear Beetlejuice stripes.

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Metronomy hit the stage with none other than former Sugababes MKS to perform an INCREDIBLE version of new single ‘Love Letters’.

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Some great tambourine action from Metronomy's Joseph Mount. The band stepped on to the red carpet in maroon suits but changed into a more casual look for their performance.

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And here's a wideshot. Check out the futuristic staging.

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So, Arctic Monkeys' tour manager Steve is our new favourite man. He's got that whole sultry pointing thing down to a tee.

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John Cooper Clarke's having a great time...

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Red wine, takeaway pizza... you'd be mistaken for thinking Chloe Howl and Doug from Peace were having a cozy night in with a box set not a night of NME debauchery.

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Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice throws her hands in the air like she just doesn't care.

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More pizza appreciation. This time from Drenge's Eoin Loveless basically inhaling a slice of Domino's. The group were nominated for Best New Band and Best Album.

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Eoin's seductive pizza-eating has nothing on Eagulls' technique though.

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And the winner of Best Solo Artist is... Lily Allen – who dedicates her win to beaten rivals David Bowie and Jake Bugg.

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Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily hang out at the ceremony. What you can't see in this snap is that Michael is wearing VERY short shorts tonight.

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Jarvis Cocker gives us a wave.

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He might have declared his love for Arctic Monkeys on stage, but Johnny Marr's also got a lot of love for Palma Violets. Here he is giving Chilli a smooch.

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While Johnny Marr was distracted, Chilli had managed to lift his wallet and watch...

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Hands up who wants to sit on John Cooper Clarke's table?

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Two bob hairstyles, one beverage. It seems someone's got the same hairdresser.

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Huw Stephens showing his support for band Peace here.

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Telegram take turns to wear that novelty moustache.

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Arctic Monkeys scoop Best Album. Alex Turner says he used all his best speech material at the BRITs.

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Swim Deep at an office party circa 1982.

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Richard Ayoade is dapper in a polkadot shirt.

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Dream dinner party guest list right here.

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IMPORTANT: When Damon Albarn and Paul McCartney touch they turn into musical Power Rangers.

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The Teenage Cancer Trust Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music goes to Belle & Sebastian.

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They take up instruments and launch into classic track ‘I Want The World To Stop’...

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And then ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’.

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The whole of Brixton Academy's entranced by Belle & Sebastian.

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Stage invasion during Belle & Sebastian!

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On stage, NME Editor Mike Williams gives a rousing speech.

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Brody Dalle presents the winner of Best Music Video.

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It went to Eagulls for 'Nerve Endings'.

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The band grab Brody for a photo to celebrate their win.

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Vicky McClure and Jonny Owen are on hand to present the award for Best Music Film.

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The award for Best Music Film goes to Shane Meadows for his brilliant Stone Roses reformation documentary ‘Made Of Stone’.

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He shows off his prize in the NME Photo Room.

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MKS also take advantage of the NME Photo Room, opting for pouts and peace signs. So Spice Girls.

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Not everyone's a fan of Jarvis Cocker's zany posing.

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Metronomy prefer a much more subdued approach.

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Is that Johnny Depp? No it's Carl Barat presenting the Teenage Cancer Trust Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

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Jerry Hall managing to make takeaway pizza look oh-so-glamorous here.

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Honor Titus gives out Best Track, drink in hand.

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Disclosure pick up the Best Track award for ‘White Noise’ from Honor Titus, and express their excitement about being here.

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Meanwhile Jarvis Cocker and Johnny Marr salivate over a fresh-from-the-box pizza pie.

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Richard Ayoade demonstrates his fishing technique.

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Paul McCartney eagerly awaits the announcement of NME Songwriters' Songwriter.

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He receives a raucous ovation from the whole room as he accepts the NME Songwriters’ Songwriter Award.

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He gives a long speech about his memories of the NME, starting 'You’ve got to give it up for the NME!'

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Paul McCartney smooches wife Nancy Shevell as he celebrates his win.

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Claps for Paul McCartney from Haim after he picks up NME Songwriter's Songwriter.

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Cuddles on stage for Paul McCartney and Damon Albarn.

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Alex Turner heads to the stage to collect the Best British Band award with the rest of band Arctic Monkeys.

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Alex Turner's happy with Arctic Monkeys' Best British Band win.

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Popping his collar, Alex Turner heads to the stage.

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Johnny Marr says that 'every so often, a great band comes along that sticks their neck out a little bit.' The winners of this year’s Best British Band is Arctic Monkeys.

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Arctic Monkeys accept their third award of the night!

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Zane Lowe recounts the many, many, many achievements of this year’s NME Award for Innovation winner: Damon Albarn.

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'The internet’s great,' says Damon Albarn as he accepts the Award for Innovation, 'but if I’m honest, I still really care about what the NME thinks.'

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Since Aaron Paul's a no-show, MKS both present and collect the award for 'Best TV Show' for Breaking Bad.

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Michael Eavis flashes his short-shorts while collecting the award for Best Festival for Glastonbury.

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Shaking hands with fans, Michael Eavis exits the stage.

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Drenge belt out 'Bloodsports'.

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Drenge's performance is a big hit with revellers at Brixton Academy.

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Selfie!

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Jerry Hall presents the Best International Band Award.

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It's a tough category with competition from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age in the mix, but the winners are the sisters Haim!

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Haim show off their award to the crowd.

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The Horrors smash new track ‘I See You’, a taste of forthcoming album ‘Luminous’.

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Lilah Parsons and Bluey present the award for Best New Band.

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The coolest way to travel to the stage? Piggyback!

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Drenge collect the Best New Band Award.

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The Best New Band Award goes to the Loveless brothers: Drenge!

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Blondie celebrate their Godlike Genius win.

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The band bring the NME Awards, with Austin Texas to a close.

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They play hit singles 'Call Me' and 'Atomic' .

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Debbie Harry also gets the party started with 'One Way Or Another' and 'Heart Of Glass'.

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A cover of Beastie Boys - '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)' is a surprise.

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All the classics are joined by new material including last year's single 'Sugar On The Side'.

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'Hey hey! Thank you NME. I'm very happy to be here tonight,' says Debbie Harry.

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